Concerned
about a child?

01724 296500

Out of hours:

01724 296555

Concerned about a child

Safeguarding children and young people or keeping them safe is everybody’s responsibility. If you are concerned that a child is being abused or they may be at risk of harm, you should contact North Lincolnshire’s Children’s Services Duty Team on:

  • 01724 296500 (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm Friday)
  • 01724 296555 (answerphone – out of office hours and at weekends )
  • 101 – Police non emergency
  • 999 – Police emergency

Roles and responsibilities of agencies

Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places a duty on named organisations to have arrangements in place that reflect the importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

In addition to these Section 11 duties, further safeguarding duties are also placed on individual organisations through other statutes.

The roles and responsibilities of agencies are contained in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.

Responsibilities Re early help

Working Together 2015 places a statutory responsibility on all partner agencies to comply with and work together to:

  • Identify children who need safeguarding
  • Offer early help and do this effectively to create positive change
  • Keep children with families and reduce the need for statutory services

Related Pages

Early Help

Pokemon Go is an app enabling users to create a character (any name) and take part in a mobile version of the Pokemon game made popular through Nintendo.

The UK Safer Internet Centre explains a bit more about the app, the risks and what parents can do to avoid them

The Policy Statement – Children who live in households where there is Domestic Abuse [PDF 47Kb] sets out what North Lincolnshire will do to support families.

From 1 April 2016 the Amber Project will no longer be providing any Domestic Abuse support in North Lincolnshire and will become the Scunthorpe Domestic Abuse Housing Management Service.

All new referrals for support and enquiries regarding existing clients (Refuge & Floating Support) are to be directed to The Its My Right Service at The Blue Door. Tel: 0800 197 4787.

However, the process for referring into the Scunthorpe Refuge remains the same.

Please contact the Scunthorpe Domestic Abuse Housing Management Service on 01724 289299 where assessments for refuge accommodation will be completed as normal.  Once accepted, we will immediately refer the client to the It’s My Right Service for their support.

Access into the refuge remains for professionals only and is to be arranged in advance with the client between the hours stated below. On occasions where this may not be possible, please contact the office to discuss.

Our office hours are 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)